The two seasons

Having lived in Dubai for the last 3 years I have come to the conclusion that there are only 2 seasons here: very hot and not hot. Having come from Pakistan where you can enjoy the 4 distinct seasons this was something quite difficult to get used to.

The very hot season is too long for my liking and runs from March to October, a good 8 months. Only there is nothing good about this time. The temperatures are over 40 degrees sometimes touching 50 during the day and the nights are not much better. As soon as you open the door a blast of hot air hits you in the face and you scurry back into the air-conditioned house. Most of the inhabitants occupy malls as a pastime as there is plenty of entertainment for the whole family. The summer holidays for the kids are spent in various summer camps all run indoors. The expat ladies can be seen in the shortest of shorts and the smallest of tops frequenting the malls even though every mall has a big sign on its doors: “Wear respectful clothing”.

In the not hot season which runs from November to February the weather is just beautiful. Whereas most of the rest of the world is freezing and shoveling snow to be able to get anywhere, we are enjoying barbeques and outdoor sports. Families can be seen cycling, jogging and picnicking in the various parks around the city. This is the time everyone looks forwards to.

What is really funny is that come October the clothes shops start stocking up on winter wear. Sweaters, coats and scarves. This must be for use in other countries because here all you need to do when the season changes, is to turn off your ACs and you’re fine without any additional clothing.

The weather has already begun to change and the mornings and evenings are quite pleasant now. My son’s birthday falls in November and I always have a party at home. The children have a blast playing in the backyard and I’m happy that they’re not inside my house. Also next week we will be celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary and since the weather is already getting better we will have a family dinner by the Dubai dancing fountains. Really looking forward to that!

Daily Prompt: Mid-Season Replacement

  1. Light on the other side | Inside my glitching mind
  2. Red berries | Inside my glitching mind
  3. Make your lady happy | Inside my glitching mind
  4. Walking in an Autumn Wonderland | A String of Pearls
  5. Mid-Season Replacement | Geek Ergo Sum
  6. Seasons | Motherhood and Beyond
  7. 11 Daily Prompt: Mid-Season Replacement | Family, Photos, Food & Craft
  8. Daily Prompt: Mid-Season Replacement | Under the Monkey Tree
  9. Seasons | The Magic Black Book
  10. Golden Tree | While I breathe, I hope.
  11. To everything a season | alienorajt
  12. Daily Prompt: Mid-Season Replacement – FOREVER FALL | SERENDIPITY
  13. Changing seasons | Sue’s Trifles
  14. No, I’m not a fan of this at all | thoughtsofrkh
  15. It’s Good To Live Again [Daily Prompt: Mid-Season Replacement] | unknowinglee
  16. I messed up, big time. | I’m just Super Saiyan
  17. Barely Right of Center
  18. wish | yi-ching lin photography
  19. Daily Prompt: Mid-Season Replacement | Awl and Scribe
  20. The Haunt of Red October | Beth Byrnes
  21. The Falling Leaves… | Fika After Fifty Digital Photography and Art
  22. Morning Dew | Vampire Maman
  23. Orange Leaves (Seasons) | photo potpourri
  24. Daily Prompt: Mid-Season Replacement | littlegirlstory
  25. New Season’s Greetings Postponed | tuckedintoacorner
  26. Fall beauty conundrum « Welcome to Forgotonia
  27. new season | hitting a brick wall
  28. Ain’t no sunshine | The verbal hedge
  29. Falling Into A New Season | Kansa Muse on Micro Farming and More
  30. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. What it means to me. | Celia Micklefield -writer in Languedoc
  31. Suddenly it’s Autumn in Montreal | DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society
  32. Four Seasons | Ripples of Truth
  33. “Seasons” | Relax
  34. Today it Rained | Barefoot on Rainy Days
  35. Moving | Muddy River Muse
  36. Daily Prompt: Mid Season | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  37. Fall Brings Hope (Short Story) | The Jittery Goat
  38. Daily Prompt: Mid-Season Replacement | The Story of a Guy
  39. Tis the season to be cold! | Kate Murray
  40. If Seasons Didn’t Change | Flowers and Breezes
  41. To Write With a Broken Pencil is Pointless
  42. Fall Into Autumn | Stuphblog
  43. Baby It’s Not Cold Enough Outside… | Rob’s Surf Report
  44. Mid-Season replacement…yeah not here!!! | Life as a country bumpkin…not a city girl
  45. Falling Leaves… | Haiku By Ku
  46. Daily Prompt: Mid-Season Replacement | On My Front Porch
  47. Gentle Weather | Crow Arrow, Inc.
  48. Falling For Autumn « froodian pseudoanalysis
  49. A Vanish’d Cold | Random Blotches
  50. Changing Lanes: Reminders of Autumn | Just Visiting This Planet
  51. Changing Seasons | A New Day
  52. Seasons, what seasons? – CombatBabe
  53. Cold Cravings | Not Enough Poetry
  54. Seasons | andthatgotmethinking
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